Our Team

Paul Lukert, President

Having started in the Landscape field in 1982, Paul has spent over 30 years pursuing his passion of creating unique outdoor living areas for clients across the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Public market segments.


A native of Wyckoff, New Jersey, Paul founded his first Company as a 16 year old High School student, serving the prestigious, Northern New Jersey area. In the ensuing 25 years, Paul’s Companies served the New York/New Jersey market with a focus on Landscape Design, Hardscape Installation and Snow Management Services.


Among his industry accomplishments, Paul received the PGMS Grand Award in 2005 for his contributions to the Landscape Management of Johnson & Johnsons Raritan, New Jersey location. As an active member of the community, he is particularly proud to have participated in the Design, installation and funding of the Coolidge School Peace Garden in Wyckoff, New Jersey, the same grammar school he attended as a child. The project is dedicated to the victims of 9/11, some of whom had children attending the school and were personal friends and business associates of Paul.


Paul has been a resident of the Tampa, Florida area since 2009. In 2017, he founded GEM StoneScapes with a mission to create a Design/Build firm that would adhere to the highest levels of professionalism across all of their affairs. GEM’s Mission Statement reflects the values that he holds close in every aspect of his life;


“We endeavor to create teamwork and partnerships with customers, employees, vendors, communities and all that we come in contact with in the course of our business. We believe, if a relationship is not valuable to both parties, it is valuable to neither. Consideration of others is the most important investment in our future.”


At the forefront of this philosophy, GEM is dedicated to a culture of learning and professional improvement. In a world where change has become exponential and constant, the team at GEM is always connected to the latest industry developments. It is our responsibility to every customer to be at the cutting edge, so that we can invest our expertise and knowledge in their project while maintaining our pricing competitiveness through efficiencies.


Paul is a Certified Concrete Paver Installer (CCPI), Certified Segmental Wall Installer (CSRWI), Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver Specialist (PICP) as well as an Instructor for ICPI Certfication courses.


Paul appreciates the opportunity to meet with you personally and can be contacted directly by email at Paul@GemStoneScapes.com or by phone at 813-416-9892!

Sherwin Peters, Director of Hardscapes

Sherwin has spent the past 17 years constructing hardscapes, decks, lighting and custom masonry projects. To measure his love for what he does, one needs to look no further than his craftsmanship. With an undying passion for detail, perfection and creativity, Sherwin’s work has created a legacy of excellence.


While there is no substitute for having a construction plan, Sherwin has time and again taken a plan on paper and improved it in the field, drawing on his years of training and insight.


At GEM, we bring a little more out of each project through our ability to nuance a design or installation to take it to what we like to call “the next level”. While every business and job has financial parameters you’ll find that Sherwin and the team at GEM are truly doing what they love and the end product is a reflection of that passion.


Sherwin is an ICPI Certified Paver Installer (CCPI) and an ICPI Permeable Paver Specialist (PICP). Having installed hundreds of thousands of square feet of pavers, you will find his knowledge to be an asset to your project.


You can contact Sherwin at Sherwin@GemStoneScapes.com or at 813-999-5770.